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Anthro

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT205H5
Professor
Carolan Wood
Semester
Fall

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AnthroOct 24 2011Identifying human remains videoCharacteristics of human bonesResilientSize isnt issueGet familiar with shape of actual bone Short bones wrist ankles Long bones limbs Flat bones Skull ribs shoulder blades Irregular bones easiest to recognize cuz cant confuse with anything else SpinepelvisEffect of timesexposure on bone appearance Ie Femur humans etcColornot alway same color If exposed to elements will bleached white by sundue to sunfreeze snow if on surfaceBuried bones fragmented from soil bones are natural nutrients for plants so if buried underground it will give away its nutrients to the plants Tricky to recognizeFeatures that differentiate human from animal bones ie Human femurs vs Others The femur has a round headcan be mistaken human and black bear can be mistakenlook at metacarpals if comparing size it doesnt help because some people have large hands zoologists can give more info
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